SIL Virtual AGM & ILH/Homecare Awards

We would like to advise you that SIL’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on Thursday, 1st October, starting at 1.30pm.

As you are aware this year SIL has had to cancel all its events due to Coronavirus and regretfully this is also the case with the AGM. However, while we cannot host our usual lunch and get-together we are holding a virtual event on ZOOM, so you will still be able to learn about our activities during the financial year of 2019-20.

We will also be voting in the upcoming trustees and presenting the awards to the most outstanding members of our fabulous Independent Living at Home and Homecare teams.

If you would like to join us at the event you will need to pre-register (rsvp) for this meeting using the following information.Click here 

Please register your intention to attend before the 25th September, once registered, joining instructions and any other information will be emailed to you direct. I

If you have any questions about using ZOOM please contact Paula Palmer on 01568 616653 or email:

Age Connects Torfaen services

Age Connects Torfaen is the operating title of Age Concern Torfaen, an independent charity for older people living in Torfaen and surrounding areas. With over 30 years experience dedicated to supporting older people, carers and their families.

They are a locally based charity which aims to provide services for Younger and Older People along with their Carers over the age of 50 with Dementia and those experiencing loneliness.

Their mission is to continually strive to improve quality of life of Older People along with encouraging, empowering and promoting wellbeing whilst maintaining their independence.

With wide range of services from transport, befriending hubs, community support, clubs, classes and more you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for at

For further information telephone 01495 769264 Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm, or email

If you are looking for similar services from a UK postcode try Age UK

Events, Activities, Services from Age connects

Carers Guide to survive lockdown

A  one hour virtual workshop.  more details here: carers – staying active

Food for People in Need

Click link in title or call 01495 769264 if you or someone you know would benefit from a helping hand.

Dementia Services – Merry Moments Programme 

The Merry Moments programme focuses on improving mental health and emotional well being of older people with memory issues living with Torfaen.

They run a range of activity session throughout the week including men’s club, ladies group along with mixed sessions.

Programme activities

  • Creative workshops
  • Gardening in the allotment.
  • Outdoor sports
  • Retro board games
  • Digital quizzes
  • Omni system delights
  • Singing sessions
  • Dementia Dancing sessions
  • Gentle exercise and much more….

Merry Moments focuses on keeping your mind active, your body supple and your spirit alive. They provide individuals with healthy social interaction and positive relationships with other, increasing self-confidence and providing normality in a world they may often find confusing.

For more information call 01495 769264

My Disabled World – Poetry Competition 2020

Are you a poet and you know it?
Writing is your skill, its a thrill?
Ok so it’s not ours, but if you have a passion for poetry this competition may be for you.
Disability talk are launching a competition which will see the 10 best poems collated into an online book.
The competition is open to everybody and anybody with an empathy with those who are disabled – and want to put into words the day to day difficulties that disabled people face.